The North Dakota Safety
Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations
and memberships. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths
at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With more than 1,000
member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active
participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.
New Members as of
Air Cure, Inc
Services - AIS
Baptist Health Care Center
Bill Barth Ford
Braun Trucking, Inc
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental, Inc.
Delta Constructors LLC
H2 Design Build
JMS Crane and
Three Affiliated Tribes - Maintenance Department
Renewing Members as of
November 1, 2015
American Machine & Engineering
Aspen Environmental Services
Bergstrom Electric, Inc.
of Devils Lake
City of West Fargo
Craft Builders, Inc.
Dan's Super Market
Delta Process Field
Denbury Onshore LLC
Dickinson Ready Mix
Entrec Cranes and Heavy Haul Inc
H & S
Industrial Construction &
J and J Operating, LLC
JDP Electric, Inc.
MBI Energy Services
Mechanical & Ceramic Solutions
Mercer County Schools
Naastad Brothers, Inc.
ND Dept of
ND State Water Commission
NDSU - Upper
Great Plains Transportation
NDSU Safety Office - Dept 3300
North Engineering Company
Northern Plains Railroad, Inc.
Pinky's Aggregates, Inc.
Pump Systems LLC
Right-A-Way Applicators, Inc.
Rough Rider Education Services
Sanford Health OCCMED
Sanford Medical Center Fargo
Souris Valley Care Center
Spirit Lake Water Resource Mgmt
Summit Midstream Partners
The Village Family Service Center
Valley Dairy / Car Wash
Western Steel Builders
Prepare Yourself for Winter
November 24, 2015 - Protect
yourself and those you love with the North Dakota Safety
Council's Adverse Weather Course. This class is a driver safety
course designed to help keep you and your family safe in adverse
weather conditions. Learn how to make better driving decisions
when winter strikes.
Not only is this course a great refresher for
experienced drivers, it is an eye-opener for those who are new
to driving on North Dakota's winter roads, and it also qualifies
for an insurance discount in ND.
- December 3, Valley City
- December 5, Grand Forks
- December 8, Bismarck
- December 8, Fargo
- December 8, Minot
- December 8, Williston
These dates are fast approaching and you don't want
to miss out! The North Dakota Safety Council is a reliable and
trustworthy resource when it comes to training safe, defensive
North Dakota Safety Council is
Now Accepting Award Applications
Nov. 20, 2015 - According to the
Bureau of Labor Statistics, a total of 38 North Dakota workers
died on the job in 2014. The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC)
is looking to award individuals who go above and beyond to
reduce injuries, improve their safety and health environments,
and save lives in their workplace and community.
The NDSC is now accepting applications for the two
following prestigious awards:
Duane Kuehn Outstanding Safety Professional Award is
given to an individual who has been instrumental in the
development and implementation of safety programs and honors
forward thinking individuals who place safety and innovation at
the forefront of their activities.
Lifesaver Award is presented to individuals who acted
above and beyond the call of duty to assist and/or rescue
another individual(s), at work or elsewhere.
Applications are available at
Deadline for submissions is December 16, 2015. For questions,
call Lynae Hanson at (701) 751-6102.
Recipients will be recognized at the NDSC's 43nd
Annual Safety and Health Conference, Thursday, February 4, 2016
at 11:15 a.m. in the Bismarck Event Center. The event is open to
the public and tickets are available for purchase by calling the
NDSC at (701) 223-6372.
Registration is Now Open for
the NDSC’s 43rd Annual Safety & Health Conference
November 19, 2015 - Join us
February 1-4, 2016, at the Bismarck Event Center for the
region’s largest, most innovative safety event! This year’s
conference is a must-attend for anyone from the front line
worker to the executive. Get ready for a jam-packed week,
including a lineup of 94 diverse sessions, 175+ vendor
companies, and more than 1,400 of your safety peers to network
and share best practices with.
You can gain access to nearly all of this for as
little as $325! This is an affordable training opportunity with
leading safety experts from around the country. You will learn
the latest safety techniques, how to motivate your team, develop
leaders, and communicate more effectively. Want a sneak peek at
the high-quality trainers we bring in? Check out these two
amazing keynote speakers whose messages are sure to motivate and
re-energize your safety program:
Click here for course descriptions, speaker
biographies and details on our numerous discounts.
NDSC Working to Combat
Overconsumption, Underage Drinking ND
November 12, 2015 – Underage
drinking continues to be an issue across North Dakota. And
according to local law enforcement officials, it’s affecting the
Watford City area, too. To combat the issue, Watford City Police
Department, McKenzie County Extension Service, and the Watford
City Community Coalition sponsored a presentation by the North
Dakota Safety Council on underage and binge drinking.
“The goal of this seminar was to help parents and teens understand the
effects and consequences of alcohol abuse and hopefully deter
future underage/binge drinking activities,” said Jesse Wellen,
assistant chief for the Watford City Police Department.
Topics covered included laws of underage drinking, drinking and driving
facts and penalties, brain development of teens, effects of
alcohol on the teenage brain, physical process of alcohol
consumption, and the long-term effects of alcohol usage.
“I think everyone went away with a better understanding of the effects
of underage drinking,” said Wellen, “and a better understanding
of events happening in our local community.”
According to the 2013 ND Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 21% of North
Dakota’s 9th through 11th graders reported drinking more than
five drinks in a row within a couple of hours, at least once in
the past 30 days. Additionally, from 2010 to 2014, there was a
10.5% increase in DUI arrests in ND, including a 34% increase in
The NDSC is working to combat this issue through community awareness
and their new Responsible Beverage Server Program. This program
is designed to educate owners, managers, servers and sellers at
alcohol establishments about strategies to avoid illegally
selling alcohol to underage youth and intoxicated customers. To
learn more about the program, visit our
RBS program webpage
or call Peter Pomonis at (800) 932-8890.
MSHA Reports 7 Deaths in Third
November 9, 2015 – Seven miners
died during the third quarter of 2015, bringing the total death
toll through September to 25, according to preliminary data from
the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
In comparison, eight more deaths occurred during
the first nine months of last year.
Of the seven
third-quarter deaths this year, five occurred at metal and
non-metal mines and two took place at coal mines.
the first half of 2015, 18 miners died. Last year, 38 miners
"These deaths remind us why we must continue
our vigilance and ensure effective safety and health programs
are at work throughout the industry," MSHA administrator Joseph
A. Main said in a press release. "The hard-working men and women
of the mining industry deserve no less."
The North Dakota Safety Council offers MSHA new miner
and refresher trainings for both surface coal and sand & gravel. To learn more
or see a statewide course schedule, visit our
News You Can Use
NSC: 433 traffic-related deaths predicted for Thanksgiving holiday weekend
November 20, 2015 - The
National Safety Council estimates that 433 people will be killed – and an
additional 52,300 will be seriously injured – in motor vehicle-related crashes
during the Thanksgiving holiday period, which begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
25 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29.
OSHA video focuses on temporary worker safety
November 20, 2015 – Both host employers and staffing firms are
responsible for protecting temporary workers, OSHA administrator David Michaels
stresses in a recently released video.
OSHA updates guidance on safety and health program
November 20, 2015 – Employers should have a program designed
to find and fix safety hazards, according to a new OSHA draft guidance document.
Two hours of sleep? You're too impaired to drive, experts say
November 13, 2015 - If you're going to drive, you need more than two
hours of sleep.
NHTSA: Put passenger safety belts on all school buses
November 13, 2015 - Every child riding a school bus should be secured
with a three-point safety belt, the head of one U.S. transportation safety
agency said over the weekend.
NIOSH to employers: Protect workers in 'moderately cold' conditions
November 13, 2015 - "Moderately cold" work conditions pose health and
safety risks for employees, and employers should take steps to improve worker
comfort, according to NIOSH.
In-vehicle technologies may make oil and gas workers safer, NIOSH says
November 13, 2015 - In-vehicle monitoring systems combined with
supervisory coaching could help reduce risky driving behaviors among workers in
the oil and gas industry, in which motor vehicle-related incidents are the
leading cause of death, according to NIOSH.
For the full stories, visit the NDSC's News Page.
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The North Dakota Safety Council provides
safety training and services across the state, including the
cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks,
Jamestown, Minot and Williston.